fairy Definition

a small imaginary being of human form that has magical powers, especially a female one.

Using fairy: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "fairy" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The fairy granted the girl three wishes.

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    The fairy tale was about a prince and a princess.

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    She dressed up as a fairy for Halloween.

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    The garden was filled with fairies and gnomes.

fairy Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with fairy

  • a mythical creature who visits children at night and takes their fallen baby teeth in exchange for a small gift or money


    The tooth fairy left a dollar under my pillow.

  • a fictional character who appears in fairy tales and is responsible for helping the protagonist achieve their goals


    Cinderella's fairy godmother helped her attend the ball.

  • fairy tale

    a story, often intended for children, that features magical creatures and events


    The Three Little Pigs is a classic fairy tale.

Origins of fairy

from Old French 'faerie', meaning 'enchantment'


Summary: fairy in Brief

A 'fairy' [ˈfeəri] is an imaginary being of human form with magical powers, usually depicted as female. It is a common character in fairy tales, such as 'The Three Little Pigs,' and can be associated with phrases like 'tooth fairy' and 'fairy godmother.'

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